Starr Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English sterre, starre ‘star’. The word was also used in a transferred sense of a patch of white hair on the forehead of a horse, and so perhaps the name denoted someone with a streak of white hair. It is possibly also a habitational name, for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a star. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Star 1 and 3.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Star, Sparr, Stare, Start, Stark, Stair, Torr, Tarr, Stahr, Stier

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Starr Family Origin

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Starr Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • School

    6%
  • Clerk

    5%
  • Merchant

    5%

In 1881, Farmer, School and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Starr. A less common occupation for the Starr family was Merchant. The most common Starr occupation in Canada was Farmer. 38% of Starr's were Farmers.

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Starr Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Starr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Starr in 1943 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Starr

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